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2018 AICD Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study

Now in its ninth year, AICD’s ‘Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study’ is the largest survey of its kind in Australia, with 2022 respondents and national focus groups across the country. This year’s study explored current and emerging issues facing the sector including cybersecurity, innovation, financial viability and culture. The Study canvases a range of perspectives taken by boards in response to contemporary challenges which directors from any sector cannot afford to ignore, including innovation, cybersecurity and culture. These are governance issues which push boards to focus their energies beyond traditional metrics for performance. Perhaps they were not commonplace on board…

Collaborations and strategic restructuring for Not-for-profits – NDS

This innovative e-learning resource was developed by BaxterLawley for NDS on the topic of COLLABORATIONS AND STRATEGIC RESTRUCTURING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS (course videos available here).   The course provides a step-by-step framework for determining whether organisations should be collaborating or undertaking a major restructure, such as a merger with another organisation, and how that might best be undertaken. Presented by Penny Knight, David Gilchrist and Scott Bywaters of Baxter Lawley, the series combines the best of existing knowledge and theory on collaborations and strategic restructuring, presenting the material in a succinct format that is quick and easy to understand. It also provides a body…

Analysing Time: Guide to Understanding Key Elements of Workforce Costs Under the NDIS – NDS

This report was co-authored by Scott Bywaters. The NDIS will have a workforce impact associated with the expansion of demand as more people living with disabilities enter the system. Efficiency in this is critical to allow organisations to grow and it is an important element in overcoming an expected shortfall in workforce capacity due to increasing demand. This guide concentrates on the organisation’s perspective and specifically on the mechanics of workforce utilisation – the factors affecting the availability and use of workers. By describing, from a utilisation and management perspective, the different elements that comprise working time, this guide is…

Person Centred Planning within the NDIS – ICANR

In 2017 BaxterLawley was commissioned by the Independent Centre for Not-for-Profit Research (ICANR) to examine planning process issues associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and identify alternative methods for developing plans for improving outcomes for NDIS stakeholders .

Costing and Pricing for Disability Service Organisations in NDIS

Working with Curtin University and National Disability Services, BaxterLawley advisors designed and delivered a program to support disability service organisations better understand their businesses and transition to operating under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

New Performance Monitoring System for Board and CEO

The CEO and board of this human services organisation needed a new KPI and performance monitoring framework. We worked in collaboration with staff to build the system bottom-up, ensuring full staff engagement and motivation to achieve the new targets.  This project resulted in over $500,000 in savings within 6 months.